Thursday 14 April 2022 at 00h42

The queen of the classics, Paris-Roubaix 2022, will take place this Sunday 17 April. For the 119th edition of the race, the organisor decided to modify the race route just a little bit compared to last year, for the first cobble stones sections: the Vertain (# 26) section finds back its longer version, just like the Saulzoir (# 24) section. The number of sections remains the same however (30) and 54.8 kilometers of cobble stones will be awaiting the riders. The total distance of the race will be 257.2 kilometers.

In the Hell of the North a very small thing can come ruin the race for a rider or come at hand for another. Nothing's thus decided upfront, it'll be this Sunday on the cobbles that the whole story will be written!


The 30 cobble stones sections of Paris-Roubaix 2022

With a race route which is just a little bit different from the one in 2021, the cobble stones sections are a bit different as well and, in addition to that, the Hem (# 2) section, the forelast of the cobble stones sections, has been qualified a little less difficult, at 2 stars instead of 3, after a recent restoration. The difficulty grades which have been attributed to the cobble stones sections after being judged by Thierry Gouvenou, director of the race, and Franck Perque, director of Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift this Tuesday have been announced in a press release which reproduces almost exactly the same grades as in the previous years for the other sections. Not really surprising when you know that the criteria taken into account for the attribution of these grades are the length (which usually doesn't change), the irregularity of the cobbles (which doesn't change or not much, except when there's a restoration as this year for section # 2), the general state of the section (which doesn't change much, especially when the weather is similar; there again the Hem section is an exception due to its restoration) and its place in the race (which hardly changes).

30Troisvilles à Inchy2.2 km96.3***
29Viesly à Quiévy1.8 km102.8***
28Quiévy à Saint-Python3.7 km105.4****
27Saint-Python1.5 km110.1**
26Vertain à Saint-Martin-sur-Ecaillon2.3 km117.9***
25Haussy800 m123.7**
24Saulzoir à Verchain-Maugré1.2 km130.6**
23Verchain-Maugré à Quérénaing1.6 km134.9***
22Quérénaing à Maing2.5 km137.6***
21Maing à Monchaux-sur-Écaillon1.6 km140.7***
20Haveluy à Wallers2.5 km153.7****
19Trouée d'Arenberg2.3 km161.9*****
18Wallers à Hélesmes. dit "Pont Gibus"1.6 km167.9***
17Hornaing à Wandignies3.7 km174.7****
16Warlaing à Brillon2.4 km182.2***
15Tilloy à Sars-et-Rosières2.4 km185.6****
14Beuvry-la-Forêt à Orchies1.4 km192***
13Orchies1.7 km197***
12Auchy-lez-Orchies à Bersée2.7 km203.1****
11Mons-en-Pévèle3 km208.6*****
10Mérignies à Avelin700 m214.6**
9Pont-Thibaut à Ennevelin1.4 km218***
8aTempleuve (l'Épinette)200 m223.4*
8bTempleuve (Moulin-de-Vertain)500 m223.9**
7Cysoing à Bourghelles1.3 km230.3***
6Bourghelles à Wannehain1.1 km232.8***
5Camphin-en-Pévèle1.8 km237.3****
4Carrefour de l'Arbre2.1 km240*****
3Gruson1.1 km242.3**
2Willems à Hem1.4 km249**
1Espace Charles Crupelandt. Roubaix300 m255.8*

The total distance on the cobbles thus is 54.8 kilometers this year.

The Paris-Roubaix 2022 race route on Open Street Maps

The start in Compiègne on the Place du Général de Gaulle will, according to the time- and route schedule be at 11AM.

After the start, the riders will follow in Compiègne the Rue du Dahomey, the Place Saint-Jacques, the Rue Magenta, the Rue Jean Legendre, the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, the Rue Solférino, the Cours Guynemer, the Rue de Soissons, and the Rue du Bataillon de France, the Route de Choisy, the Rue du Président Roosevelt, the D66 and the Rue Raymond Poincaré, before they get onto the D130 as usual, where the real start will be given. The riders will follow the D130 before they go on to Saint-Léger-aux-Bois and Pont-l'Evêque towards Noyon and, via Ham and Saint-Quentin, they'll get on the first cobble stones section, as usual the one from Troisvilles to Inchy. The riders will discover the new combination of first sections following up on each others, with a first feeding zone still being at the same location, in Solesmes.

In total, the riders will go on 54.8 kilometers of cobble stones and they'll find a second feeding zone in Beuvry-la-Forêt. The finish will, as usual, be at the Vélodrome of Roubaix after a complete lap on the track.

Hererunder you'll find the time- and route schedule and the race route on Open Street Maps for Paris-Roubaix 2022:

The Paris-Roubaix 2022 time- and route schedule The Paris-Roubaix 2022 race route on Open Street Maps

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You can use this map to plan your visit of Paris-Roubaix 2022 in the tiniest detail. No excuses anymore of not having enough information provided by the organisor!


The Paris-Roubaix 2022 race route in Google Earth

Do you prefer to watch the Paris-Roubaix 2022 race in Google Earth? Or would you like to do a virtual fly-over of the Paris-Roubaix 2022 cobbles as if you were riding them yourself? You can do so by downloading the KML file below and open it in Google Earth:

>> Download the Paris-Roubaix 2022 race route in Google Earth

The Paris-Roubaix 2022 race route

The 25 teams at the start of Paris-Roubaix 2022

25 teams will be at the start of Paris-Roubaix 2022: the 19 UCI WorldTeams, as well as:
- Alpecin-Fenix
- Team Arkéa-Samsic
- Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
- B&B Hotels-KTM
- Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
- Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

The race will be broadcasted from start to end on Eurosport 1 and GCN starting at 10.55AM as well as on RTBF and VRT (Belgium), DKTV2 (Denmark), Teledeporte (Spain), RAI Sport (Italy), RTL (Luxembourg), TV2 (Norway), NOS (The Netherlands), ETB (Bask Country), RTVS (Slovakia) and SRG-SSR (Switzerland) and in several other countries worldwide.

door Thomas Vergouwen
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